ERIC Number: ED369941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Knowledge Needs of a Maturing Public Work Force. Annual John E. Burton Lecture (3rd, Albany, New York, May 15, 1987). Rockefeller Institute Special Report Number 18.
Hartnett, Thomas F.
A challenge faced by the public sector is to keep pace with the rapidly changing management science and the technology that supports it. With a greater emphasis on career mobility, the public sector will be faced with an increased emphasis on the development and training needs of the work force. New York is making substantial progress in equipping its work force to meet the needs of the public it serves through a wide range of training and development programs reaching thousands of employees each year. Public employees need training at various stages in their service: when they enter, assume new substantive responsibilities, take on responsibility for others, and are called to solve problems at the policy level; when requirements of their expertise change; when the context in which they operate changes qualitatively; and when the technologies they use in their work change. Seven major programs address the educational and developmental needs of the state work force: management confidential program, public service training program, Civil Service Employees Association program, agency-specific programs, tuition-reimbursement, joint labor/management sponsored training projects, and the United University Professions program. Tasks that lie ahead for New York are integrating all programs; being more sensitive to nontraditional development opportunities; learning more about the training and development programs being used in the corporate world; and forecasting future employment needs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Needs, Futures (of Society), Government Employees, Labor Force Development, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Education, Public Sector, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technological Advancement
Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State Street, Albany, NY 12203-1003 ($3 plus shipping/handling; 10 or more: $2.40 plus shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Nelson A. Rockefeller Inst. of Government.
Identifiers - Location: New York